Visit Every Park is back and it is not too late to start celebrating National Parks and Recreation month (July). Of course, we have been celebrating Ann Arbor Parks since 2020 when the pandemic reminded us how valuable and essential parks are. If you are looking to get out and spend more time in nature, check out the 2021 Visit Every Park guide. GIVE 365 is here to help you track your journey and celebrate your milestones. July's featured park is Fuller Park. You probably know about the pool but there is so much more to explore. Stop by the GIVE 365 office where you can pick up your park checklist and the Fuller Park explorer's guide. We are also unveiling our V.E.P lounge on our patio with ping pong, corn hole, connect 4 and jenga activities--open to all.
In our list and for our challenge, we define a park property as land that is owned, operated and maintained by your Parks department. People may not know that the Farmers Market or golf courses are part of the parks department but they are and they are maintained and managed by parks staff. Regardless of how you define a park, we encourage you to get out and see all that the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation department offers to inspire community, recreation and environmental stewardship through our diverse collection of park owned properties. And of course we don't have a monopoly on parks as the University of Michigan and Washtenaw County parks add to the park opportunities available in our town.
Volunteer park auditors wanted. We are working on a project to improve individual park websites so that park goers can more easily find and know how to access or enjoy each park. If you are interested in adding a service project to your park adventure, check out Independent Volunteer Opportunities for details on volunteer audits.
This twist to the VEP program was inspired by the 2020 participants. We know you are looking for places to walk and explore and they aren't easy to find. When we update a park webpage, we will feature a hosted walk. Our hosted walks are on hiatus until the fall, but you are invited to explore on your own the featured walks below.
Park Walks to explore on your own
2020 Featured Parks of the Week
Learn about the features of some of our parks and complete an optional activity challenge we hosted this past summer!
Know Before You Go!
Use this page for a complete list of Ann Arbor parks along with addresses and additional park information. A printed map (slightly outdated) is available by contacting us at [email protected] or 734-794-6445.
Tracking Your Progress
Keep track of your progress with the checklist and let us know how you’re doing! Tag us on Facebook (facebook.com/give365program) or Instagram (@give365). Win prizes by visiting 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 parks and contact us to receive your prize: email [email protected] or call 734-794-6445.
If you see a park space that you think could use some love and attention or you are interested in volunteering, there are many ways to get involved with our park system!
To volunteer for a parks, playgrounds, facilities, and general outreach opportunities visit the GIVE 365 webpage.
Adopt-A-Park is a sub program of GIVE and is perfect for long term volunteering and an avenue for special projects. Contact [email protected] or call 734-794-6445.
See something? Report a Problem
A2 Fix It is also available on your mobile device through the Apple App or Google Play store, and can be used to report:
- Missed cart pickups
- Crosswalk issues
- Snow/ice on roads or sidewalks
- Graffiti on public property
- Dead or dying street trees
- Street light outages
- Traffic signal/sign problems
A2 Fix It allows users to upload a photo with each request, as a visual reference to help staff quickly locate the problem. It is also helpful for requests to be as detailed as possible.
Please call 9-1-1 for police/fire assistance, crimes in progress or life threatening emergencies.